Circumstances Quotes

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.


Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

Jim Rohn

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington

Achievement is not always success while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

Orison Swett Marden

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

Les Brown

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.

Edward Thorndike

We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances

W R Inge

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.

Maya Angelou

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.


Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.

Christopher Dodd

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

John Heywood

Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.

Ruth Gordon

Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity.


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